I don't think so at all. The best way for me is to use balloons directly in FreeCAD. Easy to handle, looking great, what else can be expected?
The truth is things have substantially improved, over the last couple of years. An average technical drawing should now be doable in FreeCAD, not requiring much post-processing in external software at all. I have just noticed:
drag moves the bubble. ctrl + drag moves the point. The arrow and bubble should travel with the view when the view is dragged.
Hi Ken, welcome to the forum. Full disclosure: I don't know much about the sheet metal work bench and I had never heard of the NAS523 symbol until I read this note. So thanks for expanding my horizons.KenSimmons wrote: ↑Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:21 pmHi there, new to FreeCAD. I have used TurboCAD in the past. My interest is in aircraft sheet metal work. Over the past 5-6 years TurboCAD has been improving with Bend / Unbend tools. But is still limited in data inputs. I noticed that FreeCAD sheet metal workbench has K factors. I would like to be able to add "rivet location" symbols to prints. Such as the NAS523 symbol. There are four quadrants, each quadrant will have a different code letter or code number. I believe Blocks allow for data inputs and symbols are fixed. How are they different from Balloons. With sheet metal work you deal with layout patterns, setbacks, Bend Allowances, Bend radius's, Rivet Edge Distances, Rivet Transverse Pitch distances.